HR Strange But True!
December 11, 2003

Sweden's national bank, the Riksbanken, has been ordered to pay the equivalent of $100,000 to a former employee who claimed he was wrongfully discharged after verbally abusing a colleague who had...well...committed his own wrongful discharge and fouled the air in their office.

The British newspaper The Guardian, citing Swedish news sources, reports that the fired employee, Goran Andervass, got a dressing-down from his boss for making a scene. "The boss wanted to know why I had been shouting at my colleague," Andervass said. "I explained what it was all about, but my colleague would neither admit nor confirm that he had..."

The confrontation set off a chain of events that eventually led to Andervass being let go for what the bank described as "personal issues." But Andervass sued the bank, and won.

Source: The Guardian (UK)

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